China Business News is reporting that Google may leave China early next month. Citing an unidentified sales agent for the company, CBN says Google could leave on April 10. Bloomberg cites the Shanghai-based newspaper as saying the search giant might announce its plans to leave the Chinese market on Monday, March 22.
So far there's been little news from Google as to whether or not the company has made a final decision about leaving China. Earlier this week, a letter purporting to be from Google's Chinese advertising clients was made public. Later, at least 22 of the 27 people said to have signed denied they had anything to do with it. The letter was published on the Web site of the state-run China Central Television.
Google has yet to confirm reports that suggest it will make an announcement on March 22 or leave on April 10.